Vegas Golden Knights Will Not Require Fans To Prove Vaccination Status

The Knights are not making fans prove vaccination status. That's the opposite of the Raiders. Each has home games within weeks of one another.

By Toni Gonzales | Las Vegas, NV

Golden Knights fans listen up. If you are one of the ones who snagged home game tickets to a Knights game this morning, you’ll want to hear this. Attendees of any Vegas Golden Knights home game, or a Henderson Silver Knights game, will NOT be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test. 

The announcement was made earlier today saying, “The Vegas Golden Knights and Henderson Silver Knights will continue to follow the applicable recommendations from state and local health officials, the National Hockey League and the CDC.” The statement went on to say, “If any adjustments are made to these fan policies, we will communicate those changes once confirmed.”

This is opposite to what the Las Vegas Raiders are doing at Allegiant Stadium. There, fans must show proof of vaccination through the Clear app and Health Pass. 

On August 16 (in what feels like forever ago) Governor Sisolak announced guidelines for large crowd events. At the time Sisolak mandated that if an event held more than 4,000 seats and was held indoors then event operators had the option to require all attendees to show proof of vaccination and enjoy a maskless event. Or, if they were partially vaccinated they could still attend but would have to remain masked.  But again, he gave the event holders the option to not participate. And that is exactly what the Golden Knights have done, chosen not to participate. 

This mandate obviously affects large conventions in Las Vegas and today Sisolak addressed them specifically, a topic not addressed in August.  The governor put his “ok” on  the removal of masks for convention goers if the event organizers required their attendees to be fully vaccinated. Sisolak says this, “gives an option for convention organizers to choose between requiring masks indoors for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status, or ensuring that all attendees are vaccinated, in which case fully vaccinated attendees can remove their masks.” 

In the meantime, the first regular season home game for the Las Vegas Raiders is Monday, September 13 against the Baltimore Ravens. The first preseason home game for the Las Vegas Golden Knights is Sunday, September 26 against the San Jose Sharks. 

As always check each venue before you go, the rules are always subject to change. 

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